September 27, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Jennifer Roseman, Director of Communications & Development
(509) 474-2395 or (509) 994-5032For photo availability, contact Jennifer Roseman

When University of Great Falls President Eugene McAllister, Ph.D., announced plans to retire in June of 2016, Sister Lucille Dean agreed to serve as acting president for one year. His title is now President Emeritus, a position that recognizes his more than 12 years of leadership and service to the university.

Sister Lucille, who is a UGF graduate, has spent more of her ministry career in education and has served in a number of leadership positions for Providence Health & Services, most recently as chair of the board of the health system. In August she was missioned to Great Falls, along with Sister Mary Hawkins, who serves as vice president of mission.

The search for a new university president will begin in the fall.